About

Continental Robert Susz


Robert was born in Hungary & emigrated to Sydney Australia as a small child with his family. As a teenager, in the late 1960s, he started collecting Soul & Blues records from artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding (on the Soul side) & Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Jr Wells, Little Walter, BB King on the Blues side. He even got to see many of these greats perform live, when they toured Australia in the 1970s & was blown away by their music & powerhouse performances!! Deciding he wanted to play this kind of music that he loved so much & after years practicing & jamming, he became the lead singer, harmonica player & songwriter of -

The Dynamic Hepnotics


Between (1979-1987) they dominated the national charts. In the mid 80s with Robert's composition the SMASH HIT "Soul Kind Of Feeling"& toured extensively, playing to packed houses all around the country!

The Mighty Reapers



The Mighty Reapers (1987 - 2000 & still occasionally when all the members are in the same city). A funky blues & soul band who put out a series of award winning albums in Australia & the USA. The Reapers also had a big live following around Australia. They have opened the show for greats like BB KIng, Buddy Guy, Albert King & were the band of choice to back touring USA Blues & Soul artists like Lucky Peterson (organ/guitar/vocal prodigy), Louisiana Red (down home Blues guitar & vocal master), Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's longtime, genius guitarist)...... as well as Big Jay McNeely (honkin' saxophone legend) & Margie Evans (powerhouse Soul, Blues, Gospel singer) both of whom the Reapers have recorded albums with.

The Continental Blues Party


Now Robert has assembled his latest soul/blues/down home funk combo "THE CONTINENTAL BLUES PARTY" who have been turning on audiences with their electrifying, soul charged, R'N'B workouts. Mixing "Continental" Robert's own blues & soul compositions (including "SOUL KIND OF FEELING") with show-stopping versions of tunes from the greats like - RAY CHARLES, MUDDY WATERS, JAMES BROWN, JOE SIMON, CURTIS MAYFIELD, BB KING to name a few!!

They have released an album "On The Soul Side" on Vitamin Records. The Continental Blues Party features "Continental" Robert Susz - lead vocals & harmonica And hotshots like; "Hit Single" Adam Pringle - guitar & vocals Illya "Cossak" Szwec - guitar Clayton "Teenager" Doley - organ Robert "The Hungry" Woolf - organ, electric piano & vocals Vito "Mr Showbiz" Portolesi - bass & vocals Rowan "Express" Lane - bass Antero "Skinny Jr" Ceschin - drums & vocals

Soul Kinda Feeling Revue


Robert also puts together, on special occasions, The "Soul Kind Of Feeling Revue"a big 8 piece band featuring a combination of the above musicians with a 3 piece horn section, including Bruce Allen the original saxophonist of The Dynamic Hepnotics, playing a selection of The Dynamic Hepnotics hits & crowd favourites plus the best of The Mighty Reapers & Continental Blues Party soul stirrers!

Upcoming Shows


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Continental Blues Trio

25th Feb & 18th March 7pm until 10pm at Mamasan, Crown St. Surry Hills

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The Continental Jukejoint Two (with Adam Pringle guitar & vocals) Supports for Ross Wilson

Friday 8th March 8.30pm, Club Burwood.

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The Continental Jukejoint Two (with Adam Pringle guitar & vocals) Supports for Ross Wilson

Saturday 9th March 9pm, Riverstone Memorial Club.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 10th March 4.30pm until 7.30pm. Beach Club Collaroy.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 24th March 4pm until 7pm. Avalon Bowling Club.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday April 7th, 5pm Bayview Hotel in Gladesville.

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The Excello All Stars (Melbourne Division -Continental Robert vocals & harmonica, Andy Baylor guitar & vocals, Peter "BoomBoom" Beulke bass, Ronny "Rockin" Ferella drums)

Wednesday 17th April, 5pm, Winnebago Lounge, 1 Victor Rd, Oakleigh South; Melbourne Vic.

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The Excello All Stars (Melbourne Division -Continental Robert vocals & harmonica, Andy Baylor guitar & vocals, Peter "BoomBoom" Beulke bass, Ronny "Rockin" Ferella drums)

Thursday 18th April, 8pm, Dogs Bar, 54 Acland St, St Kilda, Melbourne Vic.

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The Excello All Stars (Melbourne Division -Continental Robert vocals & harmonica, Andy Baylor guitar & vocals, Peter "BoomBoom" Beulke bass, Ronny "Rockin" Ferella drums)

Friday 19th April, 9pm, Rooftop Bar, Transit Hotel, Federation Square, Melbourne Vic.

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The Excello All Stars (Melbourne Division -Continental Robert vocals & harmonica, Andy Baylor guitar & vocals, Peter "BoomBoom" Beulke bass, Ronny "Rockin" Ferella drums)

Saturday 20th April, 8pm Pistol Pete's Food n Blues, 93 Little Malop St, Geelong Vic.

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The Excello All Stars (Melbourne Division -Continental Robert vocals & harmonica, Andy Baylor guitar & vocals, Peter "BoomBoom" Beulke bass, Ronny "Rockin" Ferella drums)

Sunday 21st April, 7.30pm, Gem Bar 289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Melbourne.